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Anita Brookner and Tare going on holiday together to St Andrews. A couple ofyears back I went with George Eliot to Raasay but it was not a barrel oflaughs; there‘s still a bookmark in my disintegrating Penguin copy of Daniel Deronda at page 289. in the middle of the chapter called ‘Maidens Choosing‘. signposting where we parted company. After that though I could see why Sorley MacLean writes such sublime poetry. What else is there to do on Raasay? Once you‘ve walked round the island, skimmed pebbles on the sea. sniffed the rhododendrons (Chambers 20th Century. p. 1 l 10) and ducked to avoid the Harrier jump jets, it’s time to hang your head against a drystane dyke.
In those days Raasay was dry, though not meteorologically. At dusk I could hear the phut-phut of outboard motors chugging drouthy islanders over the sea to Skye and a nip in the Sligachan Inn. I never heard them coming back. Among anchored tourists this was known as the ‘other' Clearance.
We were down, Georgie and I, for a two week stretch but after three days I began to resent everything about the place. The village shop, grandiloquently known as MacLennan’s Stores, catered for all
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Alan Taylor turns over a new leaf to embark on a holiday romance but first he has to say goodbye to the goldfish.
needs as long as they were potato crisps or yoghurt. Mince had to be ordered from the mainland two days before it was required. If you suddenly developed a passion for shepherd’s pie you had to bide your time. I bided a lot of time on Raasay. Day old newspapers were available from MacLennan‘s but if you wanted one you had to be at the shop at eleven, on the dot. I was two minutes late one day, delayed while searching for a lost metaphor, and they were sold out. ‘I told you to come at eleven‘, said a cheery soul in a floral nylon overall which must have been designed to repel the randiest Viking. ‘Raasay‘, wrote Doctor Johnson with deadpan
accuracy, ‘has little that can detain a traveller.’
I‘m hoping for a better time with Anita in St Andrews. I've managed to get hold of her entire oeuvre with the sole exception of Hotel du Lac which I seem to remember Mr Osbert Steadin Bedwards saying should have been despatched au dessous du lac. But I hear she does not go down well among the French which is about as high a compliment as you can pay to any author. I shall seek it out and let you know.
Listen to me! You’d think the way I’m talking that all I’ve got to do is wrestle with a deckchair, squeeze into Bermuda shorts and sip from a large one. This time tomorrow we’ll
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be on our way and here I am with nothing packed (except Anita, of course) thrashing words into a machine at an hour known only to milkmen and dog-walkers.
I had intended to get this out of the way last night but as I was heading homewards I was dragged into Staggs to mourn the death of a goldfish. Which one no one is absolutely sure. It could be Charlie, Dorothy, Toast or Jam; it‘s difficult to distinguish which is which. In the afternoon, unbeknown to me, la belle dame had called in Tam the Aquarist to ask if it was natural for fish to ﬂoat upside down on the surface. Without even seeing the poor creature Tam pronounced it beyond resuscitation and ordered it to be flushed away. I took a glass of Murphie’s courage and when I got home found Toast/Jam/Charlie/ Dorothy lying in state in the bowl normally reserved for jellies. Various folk remedies had been employed to bring him or her back from beyond, including a liberal dowsing with Famous Grouse. Apparently it stimulates the heart. To no avail. ‘What shall we do?’ asked la belle dame, as if tossing up between preserving in aspic or stuffing it. I took the bowl to the toilet and set whoever it was on its last great voyage.
58 The List 22 July — 4 August 1988